E7 E7 E7 EE: the story of the greatest copy protection ever invented Presented by Mark Pilgrim. Learn the secret behind the bitstream that revolutionized Apple II copy protection: a runtime routine that could determine if it was running on an original disk. A presentation at KansasFest, July 16 2015. Topic: Apple II, Apple 2, KansasFest, Apple II copy protection, E7 bitstream, copy protection techniques
Steve Weyhrich, curator of the Apple II History Web site, unveiled at KansasFest 2010 the redesign of his site to use WordPress. Presented remotely, this presentation was captured via a combination of screencast and external microphone. Find the history site at http://apple2history.org Topics: KansasFest, KFest, Steve Weyhrich, Apple II, history, WordPress, redesign, Apple2History, museum,...
Mike Maginnis provides an overview of the Apple III and a look at all those nasty rumors about its allegedly poor design and engineering. Download the slides at http://www.kansasfest.org/downloads/ and read clarifications from the presenter at http://wp.me/pJsxq-43 Topics: KansasFest, 2011, KFest, Mike Maginnis, Apple, Apple III, Apple ///
Through custom coding and modification, Melissa Barron has modified the classic Oregon Trail to use in-game text that's a blend of l337, chatspeak, and LOLcats syntax. Learn about the process of hacking this game and see it in action on an Apple IIc. Learn more at http://melissabarron.net/ or see her similar presentation at Notacon 7 at http://notaconmedia.com/2010media.shtml#schedule Topics: KansasFest 2010, Melissa Barron, Apple II, Oregon Trail, game modification
Q&A with John Romero at KansasFest 2012, following his keynote.John Romero discusses his experience starting out on the Apple II, what he’s learned over the years about famous Apple II coders, and his recollections of coding games on the Apple II in the 80s. Topics: KansasFest, Kfest, Apple II, Apple 2, John Romero, Q&A
Bite the Bag is a party game that is also a KansasFest tradition. For the second year in a row, Geoff Weiss hosted this event at Rockhurst University for KFest 2011 attendees. Many dared and many fell in this battle of balance. Topics: party, bag, Bite the Bag, grocery, competition, contest, Apple II, KansasFest, KFest, 2011
Over the years, millions of 5.25" floppy drives have been discarded because of an easily repaired defect: Loss of track-centering alignment. This problem is easily repaired with simple tools such as a screwdriver, a computer/monitor, and a software disk. Track-centering misalignment is suggested when a floppy drive can read its own written disks, but gives disk-errors when attempting to read disks written on other drivers. Likewise, the disks written on the misaligned drive give error... Topics: Kansasfest, Apple II, floppy drives, Stephen Buggie
Martin Haye's Super-Mon is a set of fancy extensions to the Apple II system monitor. This fairly technical session follows the creation of a small but interesting assembly language program that demonstrates the concepts and capabilities of Super-Mon. Topics: KansasFest, Martin Haye, Apple II, Monitor, Extension
Kansas Fest 2012 — Martin Haye — Code Dangerously With Naked-DevA presentation given at KansasFest 2012 Introducing Naked-Dev: a complete Apple II programming environment which brings instant gratification to both Applesoft and machine language coders. With Naked-Dev, you'll be able to write machine language code in real-time — no assembly required — using either a new, easy-to-learn, English-readable language called SHORT, or by writing standard 6502 assembly code in a dramatically... Topics: KansasFest, Apple 2, Apple II, programming, Short, Naked-Dev
This session will briefly cover the Pascal operating system and compare the various Pascal compilers and interpreters for the Apple II. It give an overview of the Pascal language itself, provide a useful guide to learning Pascal and then compare and contrast the available Pascal programming environments for the Apple II series of computers. This session is perfect for those of you who have mastered BASIC and want to delve into structured programming languages. No knowledge of programming will... Topic: Apple II, Apple 2, KansasFest, Pascal operating system, Pascal programming language
Creator of the popular 'FishNDA', Ryan Suenaga proves that he doesn't suck by delivering this precorded video to KansasFest 2010, in which he announces the development of a send-only email NDA for the Apple IIGS, codenamed Melissa and officially named Emily II. Topics: KansasFest, KFest, 2010, Ryan Suenaga, Apple, Apple IIGS, email, Melissa, Emily, NDA, SMTP, client
Price of Persia Source Code: Saved!A presentation at KansasFest 2012Tony Diaz and Jason Scott heeded the call and saved Jordan Mechner’s source code for the classic Prince of Persia. Relive the recovery.Website: http://www.16sector.com Topics: Apple II, Apple 2, Prince Of Persia, Tony Diaz, Jason Scott, Jordan Mechner, source code, computer...
Keeping those disks a-spinnin': How to make your 5.25" and 3.5" disk drives work like they never have before, and then some. Tony Diaz demonstrates how to disassemble and reassemble like a pro. Topics: KansasFest, KFest, 2010, Tony Diaz, floppy, disk, drive, maintenance
Each year, the KansasFest committee bestows the the Apple II Forever award upon members of the Apple II community for their contributions to the platform. At KansasFest 2012, Beagle Bros alumnus and AppleWorks developer Randy Brandt, attending KansasFest for the first time in nearly two decades, was honored with an Apple II Forever award. The first-ever recipient of the award, former Beagle Bros president Mark Simonsen, delivered this remote message to the honoree. Topics: Apple II, KansasFest, KFest, Mark Simonsen, Randy Brandt, AppleWorks, ProntoDOS, Beagle Bros
For this talk, Jason Scott is covering two "terrific machines": The Apple II itself, and the mechanism of Archive.org and how this non-profit library is working so hard to collect so much history, including vintage computer history. Having been well-seasoned in a year and a half of working at the Archive, Jason will lay out how things work there, how to make the place work for you and efforts to save history, and some success stories of same.The talk was given remotely for KansasFest... Topics: archive.org, Internet Archive, Jason Scott, Apple II, Kansasfest, kfest
Dive into the heart of the Apple IIgs to see how the tools work. Details will include how to write a tool set and how to patch tools.A talk presented at KansasFest July 18, 2012Website: http://www.gwlink.net/geoff/ Topics: KansasFest, Kfest, NiftyList, Apple II, Apple IIGS, toolsets
Recent experiments with fractal algorithms in pure Applesoft BASIC have revealed methods for optimizing code to achieve acceptable speeds on a 4Mhz IIc Plus. In this session, Wayne Arthurton demonstrates the effects of using and optimizing user-defined functions, vari able reuse, variable allocation order, and other techniques for improving BASIC calculation performance. Topics: KansasFest, KFest, 2010, Wayne Arthurton, Apple, Apple II, Applesoft, BASIC, programming,...
M0100 – Great Apple Mouse, or Greatest Apple Mouse Ever? Presented by Charles Mangin. A deep dive into the Apple M0100 Mouse, the Apple II mouse interface, and updating them for the modern era. A presentation at KansasFest, July 16, 2015. Topic: Apple II, Apple 2, KansasFest, Apple II peripherals, Apple II mouse, M0100 mouse, Charles Mangin,...
The Apple IIgs Toolbox is big. Really big. It does a lot of stuff. You may know about a lot of it, but there's stuff in there that's not obvious. At KansasFest 2011, Eric Shepherd takes a look together at some of the interesting bits you may not have noticed. Topics: IIGS, KansasFest, KFest, 2011, Eric Shepherd, Sheppy, toolbox, programming
On July 18, 2007, David Szetela, founding editor of Nibble Magazine, delivered the keynote speech at KansasFest, an annual celebration of the Apple II. In this segment, he discusses the departmental politics at Apple Computer Inc. Video by Ken Gagne. Topics: KansasFest, Keynote, David Szetela, Apple II, Apple Computer
The Logo programming language was popular for teaching children among educators and academics during the heydey of the Apple II. Logo promised to revolutionize education through the limitless microworlds that personal computers enabled. By the end of the 1980s, there was growing disillusionment with Logo. Two Logo vendors, Terrapin and LCSI, survive today, but the world of Logo is much different. Why did the excitement about Logo fade? Where can we see the influences of Logo today? What... Topic: Kansasfest 2015: What Happened To Logo
From Kansasfest 2015. WeeGUI is a new tool for generating quick and easy graphical user interfaces for your AppleSoft BASIC or assembly language programs. Whether you want to write the next ProTERM, or just want a nicer looking way to launch your rockets, WeeGUI has you covered. Keyboard control? No problem. Got mouse? Easy peasy. Come to this session and learn how WeeGUI works, get your free copy, and start building cooler programs! Topic: Kansasfest 2015 Wee GUI
From Kansasfest 2015. PLASMA - a new programming language for the Apple II and more: Covers the development of PLASMA - Proto Language Assembler for Apple. Includes the history of VMs, development timeline, and usage in Lawless Legends/Rogue. Topic: Kansasfest 2015 The Plasma Language
Wouldn't it be great if you could put whatever machine language you wanted into a standard Applesoft program with practically no performance, dependency, or stability issues? With Ivan Drucker's Slammer, you can! Slammer is a new method for installing and executing machine language routines, at machine language speed, using 100% legal Applesoft. This presentation introduces Slammer, explains how to use it, and describes the unusual and extreme machine language programming behind its... Topics: KansasFest, KFest, 2010, Ivan Drucker, Appke, Apple II, assembly, programming, development, machine...
KansasFest's 2012 sessions kick off with a keynote speech by John Romero, co-founder of id Software and creator of Wolfenstein 3D, Dangerous Dave, and nearly a hundred other popular computer and video games. Romero, whose Apple II credits include Dangerous Dave and Dark Castle, has been a pillar of the electronic entertainment industry for nearly as long as the Apple II has existed. Popular Apple II magazine inCider published Romero's first program in 1984, with many more of his titles to... Topics: KansasFest, Kfest, John Romero, Apple II, Apple 2, Wolfenstein 3D, id Software, Dark Castle,...
The Golden Age of the Apple IIThe Apple II was in production from 1977 to 1993. From early interest to broad adoption to being over shadowed by the Mac, followed by cancellation, diehard support, and retrocomputing revitalization, the machine has survived many eras and purposes. What was the golden age of the Apple II? What constituted its heyday, and how long did it last — assuming it's already over, or has even happened? Jason Scott will moderate this panel consisting of Bob Bishop (Apple... Topics: Apple II, KansasFest, computer history, Jason Scott
Live recording of the Retro Computing Roundtable podcast at KansasFest 2012.Site: http://rcrpodcast.com Topics: Kansasfest, kfest, Retro Computing Roundtable, podcast, retrocomputing, vintage computers, Apple II
Presented by Quinn Dunki. Mouse programming on the Apple II is a fascinating mix of old and new software paradigms. It's old fashioned ROM-entry-point style programming, but with slight nods towards modern API design and relocatable driver code. I spent some time working out all the gotchas in this, and will share that hard-earned knowledge with you. You'll leave the session with a basic mouse driver that you can tweak and use in your own programs. KansasFest - July 16, 2015 Topic: Apple II, Apple 2, KansasFest, Apple II peripherals, Apple II mouse, computer mouse, Quinn Dunki
Ken Gagne - Wordpress For DummiesA presentation at KansasFest 2012Start your own Apple II Web site, blog, online business, or podcast with WordPress, a free and open-source content management system (CMS). Learn how to get started, how to install a theme, what the essential plugins are, and how to start publishing. Relevant webmastering tools, like Google Analytics, Feedburner, and Navicat will be reviewed. This session is aimed at beginners, with no knowledge of CSS, PHP, or MySQL necessary... Topics: KansasFest, Kfest, Wordpress, blogging, Apple II
The incredibly open nature of the Apple II for development, down to the inclusion of schematics in every box, encouraged a generation of users who were also programmers. By contrast, today we have the walled garden of iPhone OS, where Apple judges all. Between these polar positions is the Macintosh. How have Apple - and Apple users - evolved over the years? Has using computers become more or less creative? What tradeoffs have we made between accessibility and empowerment? How do the Apple II... Topics: KansasFest, 2010, KFest, iPod, iPhone, Apple, iOS, iPad, tablet, SDK, API, programming,...
From Kansasfest 2015. Eminent Apple IIgs enthusiast Dagen Brock will give 30 slides in 30 minutes on why his Apple II's are having the best year ever. Hold on to your seats and buckle your face as he exposes an immense set of events and details that will forever change your view of computing and the human condition. Topic: Kansasfest
Dr. Steve Weyhrich presents some selected topics from the Apple II History that he’s recently researched, Apple II magazines and more.A talk at KansasFest 2012. Topics: Apple 2, Apple II, Apple II magazines, computer magazines, kansasfest, kfest, computer history,...
KansasFest 2012 - Tony Diaz - The Apple II RoadshowA presentation at KansasFest 2012.If there were to be an Apple II Road Show … this is what it might be like. Learn what makes or breaks an Apple II, how to spot a "fake" and what a true collector would look for. Everyone is encouraged to bring their Apple II treasures for appraisal. Topics: Apple II, Kansasfest, Kfest, Tony Diaz, historical computer values, eBay
Quick demo of game engine and artwork developments during the past year for Lawless Legends, the 8-bit wild-west RPG. Please note: Mic recording has not been found for this session, so we use ambient recording. Topic: Kansasfest 2015 Sessions Lawless Legends
Open Apple, the Apple II community's only co-hosted podcast, is the product of endless hours slaving over a mixing board and audio editing software. Watch and learn what goes into recording an episode of the show. What would an episode sound like without this extensive post-production process? Topics: KansasFest, KFest, 2011, Ken Gagne, Mike Maginnis, audio, Apple II, Open Apple, podcast, Apple
Audio from a session at KansasFest 2012.Using the theme of Classic Desk Accessories on the Apple IIgs, there will be a look at what it takes to program them using Orca/C (bring a computer with Orca/C and write a CDA in 10 minutes!). 8-bit programmers are encouraged to attend to leverage the CDA as a means to make software IIgs savvy. Examples of accessing the IIgs hardware from Orca/C will be given, including how to use the Apple II game port. Several brand new Classic Desk Accessories will be... Topics: Apple II, Apple 2, KansasFest, Kfest, GSOS, GS/OS, Classic Desk Accessory, CDA, Apple IIgs, Orca/C
"Once upon a time, only advanced programmers could achieve machine language speed." Learn how to use Macrosoft, a programming language from the same folks who brought us Nibble Magazine, to write Applesoft-like programs that achieve machine language speed, in this introduction to obtaining, using, and setting up Macrosoft and the companion Assembler. We'll write a small Macrosoft program during the presentation to help you get started writing your own programs. See... Topics: KansasFest, KFest, 2010, Peter Neubauer, Apple, Apple II, assembler, assembly, Nibble, Macrosoft
Mark Simonsen, former president of Beagle Bros Software, presented the keynote speech at KansasFest, held July 20-25, 2010, at Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri. This 21st annual Apple II convention was attended by retrocomputing enthusiasts from across North America, celebrating their favorite creation of Steve Wozniak. Topics: Apple II, Beagle Bros, keynote, Kansas City, speech, presentation, KansasFest, KFest, 2010, Mark...
Serve files to your Apple II the cheap and easy Way! If you have an enhanced Apple IIe or an Apple IIgs, then you have a computer that can access files shared from a current-day Mac, Windows, or Linux computer, and even boot ProDOS or GS/OS from the network instead of a disk. Ivan Drucker's session shows you the plan to get your II on the LAN. Download A2SERVER from http://appleii.ivanx.com/a2server/ Topics: LAN, networking, Mac, Windows, Linux, A2Server, Ivan Drucker, KansasFest, KFest, 2011, network,...
A spoof of the line delivered by Horatio Caine just before the theme music on most episodes of CSI: Miami. This project features photos and video of KansasFest attendees past and present, and several 2012 attendees who were stabbed with floppy disks, strafed, bombed, and crushed by boulders. Created by Steve Weyhrich of apple2history.org at KansasFest 2012, using iMovie 11 v9.0.6 and Bad Robot Interactive's "Action Movie FX" iPhone app. Topics: Steve Weyhrich, 2012, CSI, Stavros Karatsoridis, Ken Gagne, Geoff Weiss, Brian Wiser, Carrington...
At KansasFest 2011, Eric Shepherd of SheppyWare debuts and demonstrates v2.3 of Sweet16, the premiere Apple IIgs emulator for Mac OS X. Download Sweet16 from sheppyware.net/software-mac/sweet16/ Topics: Sweet16, Apple IIGS, IIGS, Sheppy, Eric Shepherd, SheppyWare, emulation, emulator, KansasFest,...
In April, Apple released the iPad, a tablet computer compatible with the iPhone's App Store. In June, the iPhone and iPod Touch received the iOS 4 firmware upgrade. Rob Walch of the Today in iOS (formerly Today in iPhone) podcast, brings us both these devices with tips, tricks, and critiques of Apple's new mobile hardware and software. The slides Rob used are available for download at http://www.kansasfest.org/downloads/ Topics: KansasFest, 2010, KFest, Rob Walch, iOS, iPad, iPhone, Apple, tablet, mobile
If you've programmed in Applesoft, then you know that its INPUT command is not very capable. But now you don't need it! NuInput, by Ivan Drucker, is a powerful and flexible replacement for INPUT which makes it easy for any Applesoft programmer to specify maximum entry length and permitted keys, automatically convert lowercase, refuse blank entry, provide an ESCape, and much more! Download your copy at ivanx.com/appleii/ Topics: KansasFest, KFest, 2010, Ivan Drucker, Apple, Apple II, input, BASIC, NuInput, programming,...
Most computer equipment contain EPROMs on their circuits: CPUs, printers, interface cards, or peripherals. The EPROM chips contain firmware code to control operation of the device. An EPROM looks like a large IC chip: It is wide, with 24 to 40 pins. There is a small round window in the center of the upper side of the chip, with a microlattice of fine metal wires visible through the clear quartz-glass window. The EPROM chips can be erased and reconfigured by hours of exposure to ultraviolet... Topic: Apple II, Apple 2, KansasFest, EPROM, EPROMs, EEPSOMS